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@ittybittyfields

ittybittyfields
There was doubt in my mind she may not even be pregnant but here we are ❤️ I think I may be more excited than her though. .
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#americanguineahog #agh #piglets #farrow #farrowing #beauties #baconbits #babies
1 6 2 hours ago
There was doubt in my mind she may not even be pregnant but here we are ❤️ i think i may be more excited than her though. .
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#americanguineahog #agh #piglets #farrow #farrowing #beauties #baconbits #babies

@localcoolingfarms

localcoolingfarms
“You talking to me?”
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This reminds of this face my dad makes when he “plays dumb” in response to a question. My dad is even on Instagram now, so he (and anyone who knows him!) should know exactly what I’m talking about. 😂😂
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A little joking this morning is necessary because it’s going to rain all day and after the wet wet fall we’ve had, it’s basically the last thing we need. Have I mentioned recently that Louisiana gets more annual rainfall than every state but Hawaii?? 💦😬💧
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#rainraingoaway #louisiana #farm365 #whome #youtalkingtome #pigface #piglets #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside
6 256 2 days ago
“you talking to me?”
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this reminds of this face my dad makes when he “plays dumb” in response to a question. my dad is even on instagram now, so he (and anyone who knows him!) should know exactly what i’m talking about. 😂😂
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a little joking this morning is necessary because it’s going to rain all day and after the wet wet fall we’ve had, it’s basically the last thing we need. have i mentioned recently that louisiana gets more annual rainfall than every state but hawaii?? 💦😬💧
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#rainraingoaway #louisiana #farm365 #whome #youtalkingtome #pigface #piglets #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside

@nextyearsfarm

nextyearsfarm
Our sow is hanging on by a thread.  She isn’t eating or drinking at all.  We’re syringing fluids into her when we feed the piglets but she really needs to drink on her own.  She’s been doing well with allowing the babies to nurse today but she just doesn’t have much milk and lack of fluids isn’t helping.  I’m squirting supplemental colostrum on the nipples as they nurse in order to get a little more in them while still giving her the stimulation to hopefully encourage milk supply.  We’re hoping for a miracle, that she’ll rally the energy to start eating and drinking but the longer it takes the scarier this gets 😕 #nextyearsfarm #piglets #farrowing
42 92 2 days ago
Our sow is hanging on by a thread. she isn’t eating or drinking at all. we’re syringing fluids into her when we feed the piglets but she really needs to drink on her own. she’s been doing well with allowing the babies to nurse today but she just doesn’t have much milk and lack of fluids isn’t helping. i’m squirting supplemental colostrum on the nipples as they nurse in order to get a little more in them while still giving her the stimulation to hopefully encourage milk supply. we’re hoping for a miracle, that she’ll rally the energy to start eating and drinking but the longer it takes the scarier this gets 😕 #nextyearsfarm #piglets #farrowing

@nextyearsfarm

nextyearsfarm
Yesterday was the highest of highs and lowest of lows, all in one.  Our house was set and that was such an exciting experience.  Then around midday our pig began the pushing stage of her farrowing.  We had 4 piglets born beautifully and thought we were on a roll.  Then piglet 5 was stuck for hours.  4 of us spent hours trying to turn and pull that piglet with no luck.  We called the vet and were able to get it turned with his help.  Her body had completely shutdown labor at that point and we used oxytocin to jump start contractions again.  We hoped that she could push that piglet out after it was turned but the vet ended up having to pull it.  We were shocked when that piglet came out alive albeit quite swollen from all of the attempts to get it turned. Piglet 6 popped out quickly after. Piglet 7 was again stuck and had to be pulled. Piglet 8 popped right out. Piglet 9 also presented upside down and again she just couldn’t get that upside down piglet around her public bone.  That one was another pull that took hours. #10 popped out easily.  That seems to be all the piglets but she is still contracting and passing afterbirth this morning.  It was a long hard labor and quite honestly we’re shocked that mom and all 10 babies are still alive.  We’re not out of the woods yet though, Jon spent all night in the barn.  The sow is having a rough time this morning.  She’s still contracting and nursing makes that worse.  She was doing great nursing but this morning she’s less thrilled to let the piglets nurse (likely because she’s tired of the contractions that it brings). We’re mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted BUT life goes on.  One of the things I do appreciate about farming is that it teaches you that life goes on. Good or bad you process it and keep going.  Wallowing in troubles never works out well and farming doesn’t let you do that. Want to or not, lives depend on you and you just keep pushing forward! I think it’s a lesson that can be lacking in today’s environment and I’m thankful that we have that example built into our daily lives. #nextyearsfarm #modularhome #allnighter #farrowing #piglets
13 85 3 days ago
Yesterday was the highest of highs and lowest of lows, all in one. our house was set and that was such an exciting experience. then around midday our pig began the pushing stage of her farrowing. we had 4 piglets born beautifully and thought we were on a roll. then piglet 5 was stuck for hours. 4 of us spent hours trying to turn and pull that piglet with no luck. we called the vet and were able to get it turned with his help. her body had completely shutdown labor at that point and we used oxytocin to jump start contractions again. we hoped that she could push that piglet out after it was turned but the vet ended up having to pull it. we were shocked when that piglet came out alive albeit quite swollen from all of the attempts to get it turned. piglet 6 popped out quickly after. piglet 7 was again stuck and had to be pulled. piglet 8 popped right out. piglet 9 also presented upside down and again she just couldn’t get that upside down piglet around her public bone. that one was another pull that took hours. #10 popped out easily. that seems to be all the piglets but she is still contracting and passing afterbirth this morning. it was a long hard labor and quite honestly we’re shocked that mom and all 10 babies are still alive. we’re not out of the woods yet though, jon spent all night in the barn. the sow is having a rough time this morning. she’s still contracting and nursing makes that worse. she was doing great nursing but this morning she’s less thrilled to let the piglets nurse (likely because she’s tired of the contractions that it brings). we’re mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted but life goes on. one of the things i do appreciate about farming is that it teaches you that life goes on. good or bad you process it and keep going. wallowing in troubles never works out well and farming doesn’t let you do that. want to or not, lives depend on you and you just keep pushing forward! i think it’s a lesson that can be lacking in today’s environment and i’m thankful that we have that example built into our daily lives. #nextyearsfarm #modularhome #allnighter #farrowing #piglets

@mcranch2017

mcranch2017
I could see the piglets kicking in her belly! I am so excited/terrified for baby pigs!!!! 😬💕🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖 #kunekune #mangalista #pig #pigpig #pigsofinstagram #farmlife #ranchlife #firsttimemom #farrowing #heritagepork #bacon
3 49 4 days ago
I could see the piglets kicking in her belly! i am so excited/terrified for baby pigs!!!! 😬💕🐖🐖🐖🐖🐖 #kunekune #mangalista #pig #pigpig #pigsofinstagram #farmlife #ranchlife #firsttimemom #farrowing #heritagepork #bacon

@makerslongacres

makerslongacres
Nine, happy, healthy, piglets arrived late last night and into the morning! A major temperature drop, and change of wind direction had us suspicious. It seems the nastier the weather the more likely labor will start. Mama was also a bit
10 48 3 weeks ago
Nine, happy, healthy, piglets arrived late last night and into the morning! a major temperature drop, and change of wind direction had us suspicious. it seems the nastier the weather the more likely labor will start. mama was also a bit "needy" and seemed only to settle ole farmer johnson rubbed her belly. labor clipped along with no problems and all was well..barn full of blessings!
#barn #barnlife #pigs #piglets #labor.#mangalitsa #newbaby. #babypigs #agdaily #farmlife #baconseeds #toocute #smiles #happy #longnight #farrowing #pigfarmer #nosleep #night #nightshift #barndoor #barnbarn #barnfind #borninabarn #pigs #farm #farmbaby

@localcoolingfarms

localcoolingfarms
Looks like these chubs gorged themselves on mama’s milk for Thanksgiving! 😂
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Six isn’t quite the ideal litter size we’d like to see from our sows, but I will say when she only has six to take care of, they get really fat, really fast! They’ll be four weeks tomorrow.
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#ilikebigbutts #pigbutt #pigpile #snuggles #snugglepile #piglets #piglet #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside
5 247 3 weeks ago
Looks like these chubs gorged themselves on mama’s milk for thanksgiving! 😂
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six isn’t quite the ideal litter size we’d like to see from our sows, but i will say when she only has six to take care of, they get really fat, really fast! they’ll be four weeks tomorrow.
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#ilikebigbutts #pigbutt #pigpile #snuggles #snugglepile #piglets #piglet #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside

@forestcoalpitfarm

forestcoalpitfarm
When you do things everyday they sometimes lose their magic but seeing a pile of 14 piglets in the morning is not one of them and this was from our boar Casanova's first service. What a ledge. Well done mum Becky as well. 
#farrowing #piglets #duroc #largeblack #farmsnotfactories
8 74 3 weeks ago
When you do things everyday they sometimes lose their magic but seeing a pile of 14 piglets in the morning is not one of them and this was from our boar casanova's first service. what a ledge. well done mum becky as well.
#farrowing #piglets #duroc #largeblack #farmsnotfactories

@maybesomedayfarm

maybesomedayfarm
Had some piglets born this past Sunday to one of our sows, Runt. Been having a hell of a time getting a picture that was worthy of posting. #pig #pigs #piglets #farrowing #idahopasturepigs
0 38 4 weeks ago
Had some piglets born this past sunday to one of our sows, runt. been having a hell of a time getting a picture that was worthy of posting. #pig #pigs #piglets #farrowing #idahopasturepigs

@blackdogfarmmt

blackdogfarmmt
Or, maybe instead of the plans outlined in the previous post, we’ll find a surprise litter of piglets and panic for a bit about that. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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We weaned Huckleberry’s spring piglets about 4 months ago right as she had a heat cycle. She was hormonal and unruly, refusing any of our attempts to contain her. I saw her briefly by the boar - he must have been successful. Huck has been with the other sows since we weaned and we were planning to put the boar with them in a couple of weeks. She had 10 piglets last night but unfortunately made a very deep nest, and 3 piglets were dead this morning; we are guessing the shelter was crowded and they were squished. The remaining 7 are healthy and vigorous, just like all of Huck’s piglets have been.
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Surprise piglets are not ideal, and surprise Thanksgiving piglets are even less so. But raising animals the way we do means that things don’t always go perfectly. This week has been a reminder of that. We just hope to learn a lesson, try to do better next time, and show ourselves some grace. Huckleberry is an excellent mom, we easily moved her and her piglets to their own area, and we always love new piglets. There is snow falling so we will check on them often.
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#surprisepiglets #piglets #idahopasturepigs #ipps #pasturepigs #pastureraised #farrowing #farrowtofinish #goodpig #finepig #montana #fallinmontana #winteriscoming #badtiming #livingston #livingstonmontana #bozeman #bozemanmt #bozemanmontana #blackdogfarm #blackdogfarmmt
20 277 4 weeks ago
Or, maybe instead of the plans outlined in the previous post, we’ll find a surprise litter of piglets and panic for a bit about that. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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we weaned huckleberry’s spring piglets about 4 months ago right as she had a heat cycle. she was hormonal and unruly, refusing any of our attempts to contain her. i saw her briefly by the boar - he must have been successful. huck has been with the other sows since we weaned and we were planning to put the boar with them in a couple of weeks. she had 10 piglets last night but unfortunately made a very deep nest, and 3 piglets were dead this morning; we are guessing the shelter was crowded and they were squished. the remaining 7 are healthy and vigorous, just like all of huck’s piglets have been.
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surprise piglets are not ideal, and surprise thanksgiving piglets are even less so. but raising animals the way we do means that things don’t always go perfectly. this week has been a reminder of that. we just hope to learn a lesson, try to do better next time, and show ourselves some grace. huckleberry is an excellent mom, we easily moved her and her piglets to their own area, and we always love new piglets. there is snow falling so we will check on them often.
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#surprisepiglets #piglets #idahopasturepigs #ipps #pasturepigs #pastureraised #farrowing #farrowtofinish #goodpig #finepig #montana #fallinmontana #winteriscoming #badtiming #livingston #livingstonmontana #bozeman #bozemanmt #bozemanmontana #blackdogfarm #blackdogfarmmt

@flickerfarm

flickerfarm
It’s Thursday...so let’s go back to May of this year...when we had fresh mini piglets! The cuteness! In a week or so I’ll know if we are really expecting another litter in February 2019 {ahem Herb, you sneaky boar}. If we are not expecting at this time, Peaches + Herb’s Christmas present will be each other, 🐖♥️🐖, for an April 2019 litter. #throwbackthursday #julianapig
32 714 4 weeks ago
It’s thursday...so let’s go back to may of this year...when we had fresh mini piglets! the cuteness! in a week or so i’ll know if we are really expecting another litter in february 2019 {ahem herb, you sneaky boar}. if we are not expecting at this time, peaches + herb’s christmas present will be each other, 🐖♥️🐖, for an april 2019 litter. #throwbackthursday #julianapig

@sarawambeke

sarawambeke
Just look at them little noses 🐽 
#pigs #farrowing #cute #babyanimals #SDSU
2 29 4 weeks ago
Just look at them little noses 🐽
#pigs #farrowing #cute #babyanimals #sdsu

@whistlepighollowmd

whistlepighollowmd
SURPRISE!! We are just wrapping up another farrowing here in our little hollow. Another panda 🐼 litter presented by Lil Lynn who had a secret  rendezvous with Argyle, our Gloucestershire Old Spot boar. I think even  the barn cats were not expecting this litter! So 3 litters in 3 weeks—look for a quarter hog shares in the spring!! #farrowing #farmlife #surprisepregnancy #piglets #piglets #andmorepiglets #knowyourfoodsstory #knowyourhogfarmer #farmher #pigdoula #nofarrowingcrates #farm247365 #thankfulfarmers #godblessourfarm #anothermiracle @whistlepighollowmd #whistlepighollow
17 175 last month
Surprise!! we are just wrapping up another farrowing here in our little hollow. another panda 🐼 litter presented by lil lynn who had a secret rendezvous with argyle, our gloucestershire old spot boar. i think even the barn cats were not expecting this litter! so 3 litters in 3 weeks—look for a quarter hog shares in the spring!! #farrowing #farmlife #surprisepregnancy #piglets #piglets #andmorepiglets #knowyourfoodsstory #knowyourhogfarmer #farmher #pigdoula #nofarrowingcrates #farm247365 #thankfulfarmers #godblessourfarm #anothermiracle @whistlepighollowmd #whistlepighollow

@forestcoalpitfarm

forestcoalpitfarm
I just realised I'm out numbered 173 to 1. Better keep in their good books 📚 
#farmsnotfactories #pigs #farrowing #largeblack #duroc #rarebreed #farmlife
0 58 last month
I just realised i'm out numbered 173 to 1. better keep in their good books 📚
#farmsnotfactories #pigs #farrowing #largeblack #duroc #rarebreed #farmlife

@localcoolingfarms

localcoolingfarms
Agnes allowed all her spotted piglets to be photographed yesterday. But the ginger ones are still hiding in her hay bale nest.
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Agnes is half Hereford, half Berkshire and she was bred to a Berkshire. Funny markings for that combo, but I love them!
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Very protective, this girl. Or maybe, if given the opportunity, she would just use the fact that she has piglets as a justifiable excuse to charge at me. I think she sort of always wants to, pregnant, mothering or not! 😬
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#fierce #mamapig #mama #protectivemama #sow #herd #piglets #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside
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Agnes allowed all her spotted piglets to be photographed yesterday. but the ginger ones are still hiding in her hay bale nest.
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agnes is half hereford, half berkshire and she was bred to a berkshire. funny markings for that combo, but i love them!
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very protective, this girl. or maybe, if given the opportunity, she would just use the fact that she has piglets as a justifiable excuse to charge at me. i think she sort of always wants to, pregnant, mothering or not! 😬
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#fierce #mamapig #mama #protectivemama #sow #herd #piglets #farmlife #farm #farming #farrowing #farrowtofinish #babyanimals #farmanimals #tinypig #cutepig #piggy #pig #pigstagram #pigsofig #farmpigs #pigsofinstagram #piglife #instapig #oinkers #baconseeds #sustainablefarming #regenerativeagriculture #sustainableagriculture #iamcountryside

@rawr_saysthedino

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Why didn't I go to vet school? Haha. Last night was an amazing learning experience. Assisting a sow to farrow is no joke. Also tried my hands on a few post-natal piglet care procedures. 😰 I was so nervous and was sweating like a pig (pun intended!). There is so much more to learn, and I'm not sure if I have the courage to learn them all. Haha.

In the first video, I have one hand gloveless. The piglet decided to come out at the exact moment I took off the glove to scratch my head, haha.

My utmost respect to all vet personnel out there! What you do is amazing. 👏

#farming #backyardfarming #hogfarming #hograising #piggery #backyardpiggery #hogs #pigs #veterinary #farrowing @pierangelocrescenza
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Why didn't i go to vet school? haha. last night was an amazing learning experience. assisting a sow to farrow is no joke. also tried my hands on a few post-natal piglet care procedures. 😰 i was so nervous and was sweating like a pig (pun intended!). there is so much more to learn, and i'm not sure if i have the courage to learn them all. haha.

in the first video, i have one hand gloveless. the piglet decided to come out at the exact moment i took off the glove to scratch my head, haha.

my utmost respect to all vet personnel out there! what you do is amazing. 👏

#farming #backyardfarming #hogfarming #hograising #piggery #backyardpiggery #hogs #pigs #veterinary #farrowing @pierangelocrescenza